The size and importance of the fundamentalist vote, particularly among those that call themselves Christian Zionist, may be key in the swing states in the upcoming election. These are the voters who strongly support Israel, whoever is in power, and who provide powerful financial and legislative aid for Israel in the United States. How powerful are they? What are the demographics? What are the differences amongst them? The program is in RealVideo and is divided by speaker: * John Hubers,... Topics: Palestine, Israel, Christian Fundamentalism, Christian Zionism, Election 2004
On the morning of 9/11/01, while visiting a 3rd grade classroom in Florida, President Bush received news that a second plane had hit Tower-2 of the World Trade Center in New York City after learning that a hijacked plane had hit the first tower 20 minutes earlier. Upon learning the news, the Commander-in-Chief, rather than excuse himself to find out more and take the necessary action, instead made the Command decision that the best use of his time was to sit in a classroom surrounded by... ( 9 reviews ) Topics: President Bush, 9/11, split screen
Kerry Political Ad for the Presidential Election of 2004 (Not approved by the John Kerry for President Campaign) The spot contains John Kerry speaking of not diverting our attention from the real war on terror and the "colossal error of judgement" of Mr. Bush. Topics: Kerry, Bush, movie
The 2004 Democratic Party Platform was voted on and approved at the Democratic Convention in Boston. Several state Democratic conventions produced more balanced Middle East planks that in the meantime were rejected, culminating in a 2004 platform designed to win the election rather than foster a peaceful solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. In this hearing, the process of drafting the Democratic Platform was explored, with particular attention paid to ideas and amendments that were... Topics: Palestine, Israel, Democratic Platform, Democratic Party, Election 2004
The new Syrian and Saudi Accountability Acts represent unique Congressional forays into the executive branch's traditional authority over US foreign affairs. What is the potential long-term diplomatic and economic impact of accountability acts on the United States and its relations with the international community? What evidence and justifications underlie the acts? How are American national interests served? Which lobbies and interest groups seek these acts? As the U.S. Congress sets... Topics: Palestine, Israel, Foreign Policy, Syria, Election 2004
The Middle East in Election 2004: The Capitol Hill Hearings As Americans go to the polls, what should be the US policy towards the Middle East? CNI (the Council for the National Interest) held a series of monthly hearings on Capitol Hill this year exploring this complex and divisive issue. The following video provides highlights from the hearings in presenting the urgency of a new direction for US foreign policy towards the region. Program total running time is 56 mins. The program is divided... Topics: Regional: Palestine, Regional: Israel, Foreign Policy, Election 2004
A recently commissioned poll by Zogby International shows that Republicans can win the November 2004 election if they change their policy on the Middle East. Many hesitant Republicans and independents could be persuaded to vote for the re-election of George W. Bush if he changes his policies toward the Middle East, which have led America into war in Iraq and into confrontation with Muslims worldwide because of his backing of Ariel Sharons right-wing government in Israel. Will the party listen... Topics: Palestine, Israel, Republican Platform, Republican Party, Election 2004
An animated public service announcement created prior to the Republican invasion of NYC in August/September 2004. This piece and others from the NoRNC Spot project aired on MNN in Manhattan, on Freespeech TV, and public access around the country. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: animation, PSA, RNC
Distinguished Palestinian legislator Dr. Hanan Ashrawi discusses her analysis of the wall, societal trends in Palestine, and the US role in the Middle East peace process. Dr. Ashrawi addresses key questions affecting Palestinians: How are Palestinians confronting the new wall construction and planned route? What is the current level of confidence in the US backed Road Map for Peace? What are the changing views of Americans on the critical issues affecting Palestine and Middle East peace? The... Topics: Palestine, Israel, Election 2004, Hanan Ashrawi, Edward Peck
What were your priorities on September 12, 2001? A powerful but brief, level-headed reminder -- and a simple call for justice for those who died. (Be sure to pass this along to someone in a swing state.) ( 4 reviews ) Topics: September 11, Osama, Bush
Affordable Prescription Drugs Prescription costs are climbing. President Bush sided with the drug companies, blocking Medicare from negotiating lower prices. President Bush is banning Americans from importing low cost drugs from Canada. For Bush, drug company profits come first.
All in the family The Saudi royal familyâ¦wealthyâ¦powerful â¦corrupt. And close Bush family friends. The Saudis have invested tens of millions in Bush business venturesâ¦ Rich Saudis bailed out George W when his oil company went bustâ¦ And even though 15 of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudis.. Top Bush advisor James Baker's law firm is defending Saudi Arabia against the victims' families.
TMF - Alone How much money have we spent in Iraq? We could build thousands of new schools. We could hire a million new teachers. We could make sure every child has insurance. Instead, under George Bush, America is alone, spending tens of billions to rebuild Iraq. With no plan for success.
Ball and Chain The cost of George Bush's war in Iraq: First it was 79 billion dollars, then another 87 billion. Now Bush wants 25 billion more. George Bush is financing the war with huge deficits and our children will be stuck with the bill.
Bush and Halliburton In 2000, Dick Cheney was CEO of Halliburton. After Dick Cheney became Vice President, George Bush's administration gave Halliburton a no-bid contract in Iraq worth billions of dollars at taxpayers' expense. Now it seems Halliburton has been price gouging, and overcharged the federal government $27 million for meals they never served to our troops and $61 million for gasoline.
It's About Jobs During the past 3 years, it's true George W. Bush has created more jobs. Unfortunately, they were created in places like China. Bush's policies have encouraged the loss of nearly 3 million jobs. He supported tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas. His economic report suggests this is a positive transformation.
Missing Pages When congressional investigators issued their report on 9/11â¦ there were 28 pages missing. 28 pages of evidence that the Saudi government funded the terrorists who killed nearly 3000 Americans. Evidence kept secret under orders from George Bush. Was it to protect his Saudi friends? Or was Bush helping Jim Baker - a top advisor whose law firm is defending the Saudis in a lawsuit brought by the victims' families. Baker has been advising the current President Bush.
No Oil Company Left Behind Record profits for oil companies: more than $124 Billion Oil company contributions to the Bush Administration: more than $3.5 Million US tax dollars spent defending Middle East oil: almost $47 Billion Bush/Cheney solutions to America's oil addiction: $0
Education Facts John Kerry fought to make college affordable by letting young people earn money for college through public service John Edwards continued that fight, because he was the first in his family to go to college. Under Bush and Cheney, college tuition is up 35%. Kerry and Edwards will offer a $4000 college tax credit.
Job Facts For twenty years, John Kerry has fought for jobs. In the 1990's he helped balance the budget which lead to 23 million new jobs. Under Bush and Cheney Ohio has lost 230,000 jobsâ¦ While they give no-bid contracts to Halliburton. Kerry and Edwards will reward companies that keep jobs at home.
Platter The Bush administration gave Dick Cheney's old company (Halliburton) no-bid contracts for Iraq on a silver platter. [Halliburton] awarded $7 billion dollars in contracts Pentagon caught Halliburton overcharging $61 million for gasoline. [Halliburton] billed over one hundred million dollars for meals for our troops that they never delivered.
Remember the American Dream It's about more jobs at home, not tax breaks for shipping jobs overseas. It's about giving our children their chance, not our debt. It's about providing health care for people, not just profits. It's about fighting for the middle class, not special interests.
Scary Health care costs are soaring. Millions more Americans are uninsured. And those who have coverage are paying more out of pocket. Bush offers no plan to curb costs. And his new Medicare law would actually ban the government from negotiating lower prices from drug companies.
John Kerry voted to eliminate the marriage penalty. John Kerry voted for a child tax credit. Kerry's plan will roll back tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent. Kerry's plan will help pay for a middle class tax cut. Kerry's plan doesn't reward corporations that export jobs overseas. George Bush supported tax breaks for exporting jobs. Bush raided Social Security to pay for a tax cut for millionaires.